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Agayuliyararput: Kegginaqut, Kangiit-Llu = Our Way of Making Prayer: Yup'ik Masks and the Stories They Tell

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Drawing on the remembrances of elders who were born in the early 1900s and saw the last masked Yup'ik dances before missionary efforts forced their decline, Agayuliyararput is a collection of first-person accounts of the rich culture surrounding Yup'ik masks. Stories by thirty-three elders from all over southwestern Alaska, presented in parallel Yup'ik and English texts, include a wealth of information about the creation and function of masks and the environment in which they flourished. The full-length, unannotated stories are complete with features of oral storytelling such as repetition and digression; the language of the English translation follows the Yup'ik idiom as closely as possible. Reminiscences about the cultural setting of masked dancing are grouped into chapters on the traditional Yup'ik ceremonial cycle, the use of masks, life in the qasgiq (communal men's house), the suppression and revival of masked dancing, maskmaking, and dance and song. Stories are grouped geographically, representing the Yukon, Kuskokwim, and coastal areas. The subjects of the stories and the masks made to accompany them are the Arctic animals, beings, and natural forces on which humans depended. This book will be treasured by the Yup'ik residents of southwestern Alaska and an international audience of linguists, folklorists, anthropologists, and art historians.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780295975092
Translator:
Meade, Marie
Editor:
Fienup-Riordan, Ann
Translator:
Meade, Marie
Editor:
Fienup-Riordan, Ann
Author:
Anchorage Museum Of History and Art
Author:
Meade, Marie
Editor:
Fienup-Riordan, Ann
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Location:
Seattle :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Beauty & Grooming - General
Subject:
Eskimos
Subject:
Native American Studies - Spirituality
Subject:
Rites and ceremonies
Subject:
Indian masks
Subject:
Yupik Eskimos
Subject:
Yupik Eskimos -- Rites and ceremonies.
Subject:
Yupik dance. .
Subject:
Yupik masks.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies - Spirituality
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references p. 235-236.
Series Volume:
104-143
Publication Date:
19960131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
260
Dimensions:
9.01x6.05x.67 in. .86 lbs.

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